The Restart Project – NHS Scotland/New Rhythms for Glasgow

New College Lanarkshire in partnership with NHS Scotland and New Rhythms for Glasgow have been offering an Access to Music and Sound Production course at Maryhill and Bridgton in Glasgow. Named the Restart Project, the main emphasis of the course is to break down social and institutional barriers giving access to adults who may feel excluded from mainstream education.

Each individual is assigned a Vocational Guidance Tutor who works with them to set goals, create personal development plans and explore possible progression opportunities within the Creative Industries. The tailor-made course offer individuals the opportunity to;

  • Have a greater sense of hope for the future
  • Increase self-belief and build resilience
  • Learn new vocational skills
  • Have greater feelings of social inclusion

Students from the Restart Project were invited to Cumbernauld Campus to work with our HNC Sound Production Students to record a cover version of ‘Rocks’ by Glasgow band, Primal Scream. For most, this was their first time in a recording studio but handled the pressure extremely well and looking forward to their next recording session in the New Year.

Darren Paramasivan, Curriculum and Quality Leader added, ‘This unique partnership has allowed us to shape our courses to the individual and complex needs of our students and to invest time and effort to gently develop them for progression into mainstream education and beyond. Combining all the agencies’ diverse skillsets and approaches, the course has helped our students to recognise their own strengths and capabilities and to gain the confidence of appreciating their own talents that may never have been realised’.

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